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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2023
... tends to be mentioned as merely anecdotal. This essay argues that Yugoslavia represented an important detour for Césaire. Césaire’s friendship with Guberina and his discovery of Martinska allowed him to see how the particularity of his historical experience as a member of the African diaspora could also...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of new communities. This “turn” can be productively analogized by what Edouard Glissant, in his own refashioning of Deleuzian language, calls détour . Brathwaite suggests that the desire to migrate, to cross, “is at the heart of [Caribbean] sensibility—whether that migration is in fact...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Throughout this text, Glissant emphasizes the difficulty of resisting domination that is not local and brutally obvious but operates at arm’s length, in a “concealed” fashion. For instance, it is in this context that his concept of “detour” must be understood. A detour...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... approach to history that Glissant promotes through his theory of deferral, of détour. Glissant begins his search for the unspoken event of slavery in Faulkner’s works and ponders what it was that led Faulkner “to hide everything while reveal- ing it: the deferral of the South’s damnation...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 100–104.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of ritual, the site of practice, the refuge site where past and present merge to allow the emergence of a work . . . always unfinished. The site of daily labor based on the principle of detour, of the incongruous. Detour becomes a key concept; it indicates a change of direction. I can then act, allow...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
...-capitalist armed economic terrorism as democracy?” (101). Santiago Muñoz’s films “pay attention”— listen —with images-sounds that not only break but perform a diversion ( détour ), in Édouard Glissant’s sense, of the coordinates of the sense of modernity/coloniality. Sensorial errancy in her films enacts...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... a strange, melancholy unease. I found myself dreaming of Jamaica, of being on familiar roads and in familiar neighborhoods in Kingston that nevertheless I couldn't accurately identify. A curious kind of forgetting seemed to be overtaking me. Perhaps the detour was coming to an end. Perhaps at last my mother...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 120–128.
Published: 01 March 2005
...,” Edwards identifi es the centrality of framing strate- gies in the print culture of black modernity and links these strategies to the practice of translation. Using Glissant’s notion of the detour as a mode of strategic indirection, Edwards reads black internationalism as an attempt “to translate race...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... detours to the Cape enabled through close readings of Walrond's “Vampire Bat” and Williams's The British Negro . 18 My interest is in field formation, institutional networks, the silences they engender, and what this can tell us about the limits of nationally overdetermined knowledge projects...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2015
... context within which the theory of cultural legitimacy is perceived as occupying the space devoted to cultural studies in the anglophone world but also as allowing resistance to its alleged hyperconstructivism and populism, the detour through Gramsci carried out by Hall appears at times as a veritable...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
... with a single origin,” he focuses on an “abandonment of pure original values” that “allows for an unprecedented potential for contact.” 3 This latter, crucial for how creolization operates and the central organizing principle of The Sound of Culture , he terms diversion or detour . Instead of being...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 93–99.
Published: 01 November 2009
... present in movement, a theater already there, a tale retold continually, the place-presences are antiplaces of the perpetual shedding of surfaces that transgress and practice detour, to reinstate them requires the gaze of the nomad; they are not idealized but mobile, fed by the history of histories...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of asserting the sonic logos are among the most exciting and subversive consequences of this rich and informative study. Weheliye's detour around origin narratives is through the deconstructive philosophy of the Algerian-born philosopher Jacques Derrida. Derrida's critique of the metaphysics of presence...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
... désordonnés pour créer un monde chaotique ; il détourne sciemment ces symboles en les recomposant dans un corps ou une cosmogonie, créateur et créatrice de sens, dans le fait même de cette réorganisation ou de ce détour. Anicet parle aussi de « cannibalisme de détour ». Dans...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... an art of interpretation that relies on insight, not exact measurements or a methodical testing of all potential solutions. In positing the legibility of behaviors (conscious or unconscious) as readable texts and the value of interpretative predicaments and elective detours that yield no final solutions...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 263–265.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., Ann Arbor. She is author of Caliban’s Curse: George Lamming and the Revisioning of History (1996) and Pathologies of Paradise: Caribbean Detours (2013); editor of Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature (2012); and coeditor, with Gaurav Desai, of Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
...’ the islands and which ‘return’ there are stricken not by Exile but by a series of exiles; they suffer from an impossible departure and return, they are marked by the ambiguity of an eternal movement of ‘detours.’ ” 20 We can see in this observation an echo of Cabrera's “they are exiles for life.” Cabrera...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in the (formally, at least, if not unambiguously so culturally) anglophone Carib‑ bean island-territory of Dominica. It will be a question for future inquiry whether or to what extent this practice of self-estrangement in the hermeneutic detour through the question of Dominica enabled a different way...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Césaire's poetic production before and during the world war, underwritten as it was by a set of geopolitical migrations—Glissant's now oft-cited détours and retours —whose shape and structure formed the conditions for writing from and to Martinique, often through the French colonialisms and black...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of reductionism Th is is because for them theory is not—as it is for Stuart—a detour, en route somewhere else, but something more like an end itself, a terminus In this sense, the fi gure of 12. Cornel West, Th e American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism (Madison: University...